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Libraries in the ancient world / Lionel Casson.

By: Series: Yale Nota benePublication details: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, c2001.Description: xii, 177 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • online resource
  • volume
  • 0300097212 (pbk.)
  • 0300088094
Subject(s): Genre/Form: DDC classification:
  • 027.09 21
  • 027/.03 21
LOC classification:
  • Z722 .C37 2001
Other classification:
  • 06.31
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. The Beginnings: The Ancient Near East -- 2. The Beginnings: Greece -- 3. The Library of Alexandria -- 4. The Growth of Libraries -- 5. The Beginnings: Rome -- 6. Libraries of the Roman Empire: The City of Rome -- 7. Libraries of the Roman Empire: Outside the City of Rome -- 8. From Roll to Codex -- 9. Toward the Middle Ages.

"This book tells the story of ancient libraries from their very beginnings, when "books" were clay tablets and writing was a new phenomenon. Renowned classicist Lionel Casson takes us on a lively tour, from the royal libraries of the most ancient Near East, through the private and public libraries of Greece and Rome, down to the first Christian monastic libraries. To the founders of the first public libraries of the Greek world goes the credit for creating the prototype of today's library buildings and the science of organizing books in them."--BOOK JACKET.

In English.

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Book Book SMSA Library Non-fiction 027 CAS Available 35779

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